The problems we face are numerous; and the answers to those problems are also numerous. But are those answers what we want? Or what we need?
Paula is a friend. A friend not so long ago because she passed away recently. She was a fine woman, a Christian, active in Church work. She was a deaconess. But she had a problem. She had a jealous streak in her character, which caused her a lot of heartbreak.
Her husband was a member of the military. A soldier. He was a quiet man and mostly tolerates Paula's jealousies. There was one occassion when she confronted him because she heard from some other neighbor that he was seen with another woman. The rows between Paula and her husband became a problem. She got very sickly and in the end she ended her life. Her husband was devastated. Before she took her life, she told her husband it was all his fault she was sickly.
A few months after Paula's death, he was involved in a car accident that took his life.
The sad thing about this story is that the husband was always faithful to Paula. But she took her life believing a rumor. Why?
Paula lost her way. She didn't seek the words of the Lord to help her understand the ugliness of her jealousies. She forgot God's promise: "Come unto me...and I will give you rest..." Why, as Christians, do we forget to turn to God when we are troubled?
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